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What is a Brick Bond?

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running bond brick pattern

This brick pattern is called "running bond."

Illustration by Thom Taylor
Definition: In masonry, brick bond describes the various styles of laying bricks to create different patterns. The bond is the method by which masonry "units" -- or bricks -- are interlocked or joined and the adhesion of mortar to the bricks.

Other types of masonry units include tile and stone.

Also Known As: Bonding, brick bonding, brick bonds, bond patterns, brick bond patterns, brick bond types, brick bond styles, brickwork bonds
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